mdraid and hpa upgrade issues

Alan Cox alan at
Thu May 24 23:15:06 UTC 2007

On Thu, May 24, 2007 at 04:15:28PM -0400, Jarod Wilson wrote:
> Jarod Wilson wrote:
> This link gives some data on how to use the setmax utility to nuke the 
> hpa area on a drive, which you could do under FC6, and subsequently, an 
> anaconda-based F7 upgrade should work fine:

Depends on your BIOS and also jumper settings. If you have the "my bios is
dumb" clipping jumper set or your bios itself enforces an HPA for its save
area (or thinks it does ;)) notably laptops then it won't help one iota.

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